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06/20/2009

Today we rehearsed and relaxed. It’s good to get in some laid back rehearsal time, and to relax for a day without traveling. We enjoyed volleyball, naps, and general refreshment, before heading to Countryside for an...

06/18/2009

Leaving Guys Mills, PA, we traveled to Ontario, via Niagara Falls. The falls are breathtaking! As I was looking at the falls, and taking in their splendour, I couldn’t help but praise God for His beauty and majesty. While...

06/17/2009

Northwest PA is beautiful! While en route to Guys Mills, we spent some time relaxing at a scenic overlook. It was nice to get out and stretch, take a walk, throw Frisbee, or enjoy quiet reflection. A warm and receptive...

06/16/2009

We travelled to Lewisburg, PA today, and were served a wonderful supper by Duane Troyer's family. The chicken enchilada casserole and fresh squeezed lemonade were delightful! Our evening program was special in that we had...

06/15/2009

This morning we gave our program at United Bethel in Plain City, Ohio. Also in the morning service, we heard from a Gideon's representative who shared fascinating stories about the work they are doing around the world....

06/14/2009

We met at the convention and gave a short program in the morning session, and conducted our workshop on congregational worship. This was a learning experience, both for us, and the workshop attendees. In the evening we...

06/13/2009

Practice today wasn't just for the tour programs, but also for a workshop in which we were asked to participate at the BMA Convention. In the evening we went to the convention and presented a few songs. We enjoyed sharing...

06/12/2009

We rehearsed again in the morning, and gave our first program at Christina Mission Fellowship in Berne, IN. We were welcomed by a warm group of people in a small building. Practice is good, but singing with an audience...

06/11/2009

We met at Sandy Ridge Mennonite Church in Nappanee to rehearse for a 12 day bus tour of the eastern US & southern Ontario. By this time, we had our songs memorized and the texts studied. Our 2 1/2 days here were spent...

06/29/2008

Sunday included two programs in Hutchinson, Kansas. Our audiences were very responsive and we felt priveledged to be God's vessels, in sharing His light and truth through song! All praise to the Lord! Sunday evening,...

06/28/2008

Saturday found us traveling back to Kansas and enjoying many good bus times as we visited, sang, played games, and got involved in various stimulating discussions. In a group this size there are always many opinions and...

06/27/2008

Then for preparation to sing for our biggest audience... Thursday and Friday we traveled to the Sacred Heart Cathredal, where we were to record. The beauty, immensity, and  acoustics of this cathredal made you want to...

06/25/2008

Wednesday we had different choices for recreaction. A big part of us chose to go rafting and brave the fierce white water of the Arkansas River, so until the end of the day we had experienced much exciting adventure! Some...

06/24/2008

The first few weekdays in Colorado were spent rehearsing, which was mostly very delightful and enjoyable! Our dear director did a wonderful job of planning interesting rehearsal time. Pueblo Youth Center was our first...

06/23/2008

Our Sunday evening activity was a big highlight of the trip. A committee was appointed to plan an evening of text studies from our repertoire. It turned out to be a very meaningful evening and was very beneficial to...

06/22/2008

We met in Kansas on June 20th, and after a day and a half of rehearsing, we boarded the bus to travel west to Colorado, where we were hosted at the New Horizon's Mission in Canon City. It was Oasis Chorale's third tour to...

06/21/2008

Another tour...another time of blessing and opportunity to enjoy the richness of God's gifts! Preparations for Oasis Tour '08 started long before the tour began. Our first time together as a Oasis 2008 group was in April...

06/19/2008

Friday, June 20
All day rehearsal

Saturday, June 21
Morning rehearsal
Travel to Colorado

Sunday, June 22
Program...

06/17/2008

Conductor, Wendell Nisly - Harrisonburg, VA

Soprano

Doreen Berry - Kirksville, MO
Regina Brubaker - Harrisonburg, VA
Rosemary Eberly - Harrisonburg,VA...

07/27/2007

We flew back to NYC on August 2 and then gave one concert in VA and two in PA. Sunday evening after the last concert we had a chorale social at the Roman Stoltzfoos farm,...

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